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with our radio parents. >>> newly elected members of the state legislature will take the oath of office today. the assembly will go first with a swearing-in ceremony at noon followed by the state senate at 3:30. both houses were reshaped by the election. democrats have two-thirds majority and can raise tax without any support. later this morning at 6:45, melissa griffith is going to join us with more on how democrats may use their supermajority power. >>> in washington, house speaker john boehner says republicans and democrats are at a stalemate again in negotiations to avoid the "fiscal cliff." susan mcginnis reports, key players took to the sunday talk shows to make their stances known. >>> reporter: the white house is already decorated for the holidays but the mood here in washington is anything but festive. >> i think we're going over the cliff. >> reporter: if congress doesn't act, america will ring in the new year with $110 billion in spending cuts and a $500 billion tax increase leaving the average household with a nearly $3,500 hangover. treasury secretary timothy geithner was h
-thirds majority in the election last month call for a parcel tax to fund fire services. >>> capitol hill lawmakers now have just four weeks to agree on a budget solution and judging from the rhetoric on both sides, they are getting nowhere. here's susan mcginnis with more on today's scheduled talks and the latest proposal from republicans. >>> reporter: governors from six states are headed here to washington today to tell president obama their thoughts on the "fiscal cliff." the bipartisan group says both sides need to work together to avoid the tax increases and spending cuts due to kick in at the end of the year. >> no one is going to get what they want. but we have to compromise. if everything is going to be on the table, how do we negotiate? >> reporter: republicans have given a counterproposal to the president's plan which he issued last week. they say their plan would cut $2 .2 trillion from the federal deficit over 10 years. but $600 billion in healthcare cuts, $300 billion in cuts to mandatory spending, and another $300 billion in cuts to other federal spending. the biggest difference betw
into effect in 2016. >>> alameda county elections officials have ended the recount of votes on a november sales tax measure. measure b-1 would have raised money for transportation projects. about 66.5% of the votes were in favor. but that's about 2,000 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed for passage. measure b-1 opponents called the recount a waste of taxpayer money. >> i think it might be a dubious legality but i'm not a lawyer so i can't speak to that. >> according to "the examiner" website, registrar dave mcdonald ended the recount last night and that's because the recount of 30,000 ballots turned up just 7 new yes votes making it unlikely the full recount would change the results. >> close though. >>> it is official. nudists no longer allowed to bare it all on san francisco streets. sorry, lawrence. the board of supervisors gave the final okay to the city's new public nudity ban. several opponents stripped naked in protest. you can hear them there. they were all escorted out of the board chambers wrapped up in blankets. the ban takes effect in february. repeat offenders coul
the "muslim brotherhood" leader was elected. morsi critics began protesting two weeks ago when the president gave himself sweeping powers that placed him above judicial oversight. >>> and a sliver of hope towards ending the syria civil war. secretary of state hillary clinton and a top russian diplomat will held a surprise meeting with the united nations peace envoy foreseers, still amid signs for for syria. >>> meanwhile germany approved sending patriot air defense missiles to turkey to protect the country against attacks from neighboring syria. mortar rounds and shells from syria have killed several turks in recent weeks. the decision on the missiles must still be approved by the german parliament. >>> it's official, recreational marijuana use is now legal in washington state. hundreds of of people showed up at the space needle to celebrate at midnight. voters approved the law last month. it only covers adults aged 21 and older. some university of washington students did their homework on the limitations. >> we know it's not legal for us to use it. >> i think people will respect the rule ju
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